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David G. Victor

David G. Victor is Professor of Industrial Organization and Technology Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-directs the Deep Decarbonization Initiative, funded in part by the nonpartisan Electric Power Research Institute. He is also adjunct Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His latest book on climate governance, coauthored with Charles Sabel, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2021.

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A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.

David G. Victor Robert C. Hockett Edward J. Markey Joshua Cohen Thea Riofrancos Alyssa Battistoni

Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.

David G. Victor Charles Sabel

University fossil-fuel divestment is a well-meaning, but misguided, enterprise.

David G. Victor

Coal sits at the center of the most inconvenient truth about global-warming policy.

David G. Victor Richard K. Morse

We must pursue technologies that burn coal more clearly.

David G. Victor Danny Cullenward

Rapid scale-up guarantees that money will be wasted.

George R. Tynan David G. Victor